I know positions are open.
Yes. We are looking for Water Haulers, Winch Truck Drivers, Mechanics, Welders, Office Personnel, Dispatch, Safety, Field Representatives, Heavy Haul Drivers and Crane Operators.
What are the Qualifications?
Water Haulers: Requires a Class A CDL with a Tanker Endorsement. In addition, two years of recent Class A Driving Experience is preferred.
For all other Driving Positions (Winch, Heavy Haulers, etc.), previous experience is required with applicable endorsements.
For all other positions (Mechanics, Welders, Dispatch, etc.), at least 1 Year of Successful / Demonstrated Experience is required in the field to which you are applying.
How does the Application Process work?
PowerFuels enjoys a great reputation in Western North Dakota as a desired employer of choice. As a result, hundreds of applications are received each month. Driver Applications are reviewed with our insurance carrier and background checked for eligibility. Once a Driver Application is approved with our insurance provider and the background check completed, we then review applications for further consideration.
For all Non-Driving Applicants, we review applications with relevant department managers and select candidates for interview based on our current needs.
How does the Schedule work for Drivers?
Drivers work 12 hour shifts with rotating day and nights. Drivers are paid extra for working nights and weekends.
Our schedules consist of:
5 - 1 is 5 days on, 1 day off for 3 to 4 weeks, then 7 days off. On this schedule, the primary objective is to ensure at least 21 days are worked in a month. You are not required to take 7 days off; however, days off will not accumulate
5 - 2/5 - 3 is 5 days on, 2 days off OR 5 days on, 3 days off. This schedule rotates between 2 and 3 days off.
All shifts are 70 hours a week. We dual-use our equipment; therefore, shifts typically start at 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.
If hired, what can I expect to earn?
Our Drivers make a percentage of what our trucks gross. We bill our customers an hourly rate and our Drivers receive a percentage of that hourly rate. Our Drivers start out at a competitive percentage which increases after 60 days and then again after 1 year. The percentage goes up from there as well.
After 6 months of employment, Drivers become eligible for a Safety, Service, Performance, Attitude and Attendance Bonus. This too is a percentage of what the truck grosses, but can go as high as $16,000 per year. If an employee prefers to work strictly nights, the annual return for night pay can be as much as $17,000. On an annual basis, our new Drivers can expect to make conservatively between $70-90 thousand per year. Payday is bi-weekly. All other positions pay at a competitive oilfield wage.
For our new Drivers, we offer a $750 Sign-on Bonus that is paid in two installments - at 60 days and 90 days.
If hired, does PowerFuels provide assistance for relocation or travel to and from home?
Unfortunately, PowerFuels does not assist with relocation costs OR travel expenses for days off. New hires are responsible for their own relocation and travel expenses. In addition, employees must have reliable transportation to get to and from work.
I've heard that housing is a problem in Western North Dakota. How does a potential candidate address the housing problem?
Housing is very difficult in Western North Dakota. PowerFuels has taken steps to assist employees with their housing needs. PowerFuels does not guarantee housing to all employees; however, we work very hard to help our employees secure housing. We have a variety of housing options such as Crew Camps, New Trailer Homes, Skid Shacks, Camp Sites, Town Homes and Apartments. In addition, we are in the process of building additional Apartments, Patio Homes and Single Family Dwellings. See sample housing pictures now
Our ultimate goal at PowerFuels is to attract families to join and support our communities as we continue to grow our business in this fast growing economy. Typically, most new hires get settled into their new jobs and then begin researching more family type housing opportunities that will allow them to relocate their families. Additional information is available with our on staff housing team once a candidate is selected for hire.
What if I have my own housing?
We find that many of our applicants have taken steps to find their own housing. If you have your own housing in Western North Dakota, please be sure to note city and type of housing (permanent or temporary) on your application prior to submitting.
What kind of Equipment do you have?
PowerFuels has a newer fleet of equipment. The majority of our tractors are 2007 or newer Kenworth and Peterbilt. We also have staffed Automotive / Parts Departments to ensure timely repairs and preventative maintenance so that we we are maximizing the use of our equipment.
Do you provide Training?
Yes. All of our newly-hired Drivers go through a mandatory week of paid classroom safety-based Orientation training. During Orientation, all new hires must Complete and Pass a Road Test, Physical Ability Test, Drug Screening and Background Check. During the first week of training, Dorm-Room Housing is provided free of charge.
Our Commitment to Safety
Upon completion of Orientation, PowerFuels invests further in our new Drivers by teaming them up with Lead Drivers. To ensure new hire success, our Lead Drivers provide an additional 1-2 weeks of on-the-job Safety/Oil Field training.
We do not provide training for those seeking to gain a CDL or for those who do not have Class A driving experience.
Do you offer Benefits?
Yes. PowerFuels does offer an excellent and competitive benefits package. We offer Health Insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota consisting of a 90/10 plan, a $250 deductible for a single person and a $500 deductible for a family plan. Insurance includes Medical, Dental and Optical as well as options for Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Insurance. In addition, our Health Insurance helps with Prescriptions and Wellness Center Memberships. Other benefits include a 401-K Plan with a company match through Prudential. PowerFuels also assists with FRC clothing annually.